Apr 3, 2021 • 56M

Episode 58: We Hope Buying Jesse's Book Provides An Opportunity For Introspection And Growth

Open in playerListen on);

Appears in this episode

Jesse Singal
Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.
Episode details
1 comment

After Katie opens up about a gruesome injury and Jesse tells a story about a listener's travails at an upscale New York City climbing gym, the hosts discuss Jesse's book, which is out on Tuesday. Specifically, they dig into Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, an anti-PTSD Army program that doesn't work, and the implicit association test, an anti-racism test that... doesn't work. Also, it turns out both hosts are kinda scared of bridges, which feels like something they should dig into at some later date.

Show notes/Links:


Jesse's AMA on the subreddit about the book:

Jesse's article on the implicit association test:

Jesse on the contact hypothesis:

The Robin DiAngelo episode:

The Robin DiAngelo bonus episode, which is an interview between Katie and a survivor of one of these trainings:

Kelefa Sanneh on This American Life on diversity trainings: